2014 CIWF Lineup

We’re pleased to announce the lineup of films for the 2014 Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival!

Our fourth annual festival will showcase films from 23 local filmmakers, including narrative short films, short and feature-length documentaries, music videos, experimental works, web-based programming, and animations, with the filmmakers in attendance to take part in a spirited ‘talkback’ with the audience. We’ll see the return of some of Denver’s finest filmmakers and debut pieces from several first time participants. It’s shaping up to be an incredible year for women in the Colorado filmmaking community… don’t miss even a minute of it!

Friday at 7:00p.m. – Opening Night Shorts
Join us as we kick off the two-night event with a great block of short narrative films!

Friday at 9:00p.m. – Documentary Block
Our documentary block will include short films covering topics ranging from the US community food movement to the work of Korean artists in Busan, South Korea, before concluding with the feature-length presentation of Mayan Renaissance. This multiple award-winning film from PeaceJam documents the glory of the ancient Mayan civilization, the Spanish conquest in 1519, five hundred years of oppression, and the courageous fight of the Maya to reclaim their voice and determine their own future, in Guatemala and throughout Central America.

Saturday at 5:00p.m. – Kid-Friendly Shorts
A collection of shorts & animations featuring local kid actors or that are otherwise suitable for the “18 and under” audience!

Saturday at 6:00p.m. – Feature Length Presentation
Get a sneak peek at a local narrative feature and see the pilot episode for Anomaly, a web-based TV mystery crime thriller series, before joining us for our feature presentation of the director’s cut of Women Warriors – A Vision of Valor. This documentary film covers the evolution of women’s roles in the US military, with an emphasis on the wars between WWII and the current War on Terrorism, and includes the stories of ten Colorado women veterans. The film was a collaboration between Congressman Ed Perlmutter’s office and the Multimedia Graphic Design Department at Front Range Community Collage and will be included in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

Saturday at 8:00p.m. – Closing Night Shorts
We’ll close out the festival with another block of amazing short narrative films!

Saturday at 10:00p.m. – CIWF Wrap Party @ The Bug Theatre
Help us celebrate another year of women in film with a wrap party at The Bug! Snacks and dessert will be provided, and beverages will be available for purchase at The Bug’s concession stand (cash/check only).

We’ll be posting the full schedule with screening times for each film shortly, so stay tuned!

Check out the CIWF Facebook Invite!

Official Selections of the 2014 Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival

Square (03:26)
Lauryn Guerrieri

Women Warriors – A Vision of Valor (49:00)
Tricia Mentor

The Wolves (12:27)
Kate Lowell

Middle Aged Women Gone Wild (05:45)
Nancy Fingerhood

Behind Door Number 4 (05:45)
Jane Darling

Juice (03:22)
“Monster” Midian Crosby

Owen (06:21)
Fanci Berndt

Busan Artist Ways (17:00)
Nichole Post

Hoard (12:43)
Kendra Fleischman

The Fantastic Finneas Frook (10:00)
Jhené Chase

Sham Cooke (02:47)
Karen Morris

Nimerick (12:40)
Mona Maser

Anomaly Episode 1: Just A Dream? (13:41)
Alicia Cole

Meth Maiden (05:20)
Kimberly Hancock

WAKE (09:19)
Margaret Norwood

Deadvolt (02:25)
Laurie Clemens

What I Did For Love (05:00)
Wendy Duncan

Renaissance (04:56)
Shari Due

Mayan Renaissance (01:09:00)
Dawn Engle

The Story of Harriet (03:59)
Sydney Thomas

Poet’s Despair (03:00)
Catrin Efken

Burst (15:00)
Hannah Waterbury

My Day (17:28)
Khidija Rivera

The Fourth Annual Colorado Independent Women of Film takes place August 15 and 16 at The Bug Theatre (3654 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80232), with screenings at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on August 15th and at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at August 16th, following by a wrap party hosted at The Bug Theatre. Tickets are $10 a block or $15 a day and can be purchased at the door. To learn more visit the CIWF website at www.ciwfdenver.com and The Bug Theatre’s website at www.bugtheatre.org.

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